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BOARDING RESERVATIONS AND PRE-PAYMENTS (UPDATED 3/2018)

Please remember that we have limited boarding space available so make your reservations early.  Our busy holiday times are typically Spring Break, Memorial Day, The Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks.
During these dates and during busy summer months we will be taking pre-payments for boarding.  This is similar to a deposit and holds your pet's "SPOT".  Please call for more information. 

CANCELLATION FOR BOARDING:
If you were not required to leave a pre-payment, there is no penalty for canceling you reservation, even at the last minute.  We do ask, however, that out of consideration for others wanting to board, you notify us as soon as you realize you will no longer require boarding for your pet(s).   We don't want anyone to miss a vacation because they don't have a safe place to care for their pet.

If you were asked to leave a pre-payment AND you must cancel, the following applies:
Cancel 14 days or more from your scheduled drop off date- full credit of your pre-payment will be applied to your
                             account at Killian Hill Animal Hospital. *
Cancel between 8 and 13 days from your scheduled drop off date- 1/2 of your pre-payment will be applied to your
                             account at Killian Hill Animal Hospital. *
Cancel 7days or less from your scheduled drop off date- No credit will be returned. 
    * PLEASE remember that we are applying the credit to your account at our hospital to be used for future transactions.  We will not return pre-payments to your credit card or by cash or check. 

In addition, please remember if you pick your pet up early, on days you have pre-paid, you will not get a refund for those days.   

Naturally Shed Deer Antler Chews 
have arrived straight from Montana!!!
Come check out our huge selection of antler 
dog chews!   
We have the best prices and selection in town.  
Deer antlers are a clean, safe way to promote healthy chewing behavior in puppies while cleaning teeth in an adult dog. 
Dogs love the challenge of grinding the bony outside layer of the antler to get to the tasty mineral rich marrow on the inside. 

To prevent choking and swallowing hazards, please discard any broken tips and replace the antler before it is small enough to swallow.  
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​The FDA is warning pet owners and veterinarians about recent reports of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs eating certain pet
foods containing peas, legumes, lentils or potatoes.  DCM is a known genetic cardiac disease in certain breeds including Boxers and Doberman Pinschers.  What gained the attention of the FDA is that the breeds recently diagnosed are not the common ones seen with DCM.   Early reports from veterinary cardiologists indicate that the "grain-free" dog foods contain peas, legumes, lentils and/or potatoes at the beginning of the ingredient list with the protein source (meat) later in the list.  This appears to indicate these diets contain less meat.  Other reports of food-related DCM have been seen in dogs eating boutique (small manufacturer) brand foods or foods containing exotic ingredients. It is known that taurine deficiency (an amino acid) can lead to DCM.  Dogs make taurine from building blocks obtained in food, mostly from meat sources. Some of the affected dogs had low taurine levels while others had normal levels.  Dogs with low taurine levels do respond to diet change and taurine supplementation.  

Here are a few brief guidelines: If your dog's diet is boutique or contains exotic ingredients talk to your veterinarian.  If you are feeding a grain-free diet, check out the ingredient list.  If the meat source is not one of the top two or three ingredients, you may want to consider a change.  You can also look to see if the food is supplemented with taurine (you may need to look at the diet on-line for that information).  Watch for signs of heart disease such as weakness, slowing down on walks, coughing, fainting or trouble breathing.  You can also have a blood taurine level performed, but not all dogs with DCM had low taurine levels
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The FDA is continuing the investigation with veterinary cardiologists and pet food manufacturers so we will update the website as more information becomes known. 
NEW DOG FOOD WARNING:
​Little Tag has hit a snag. 
A bright light in our lives for 
over twelve years, 
Tag gave us chuckles, smiles, 
now tears.
His Little Tag heart we knew 
was amiss, 
But a little more meds, and a 
little more kiss, 
Kept Tag perky and carrying on fine, 
Until last night at a quarter-past nine.
Tag loved Lee; always tried to
please her, 
Hid under the bed to hide his 
first seizure.
Cam tried to tell us; she sniffed
and stared.
​Tag's eyes yelled silently "get prepared". 
Our brave red Tag didn't howl or yelp,
But his puzzled face cried "I
need some help..."
Round two followed soon, and then another. 
And Puck asked "where are you
taking my big brother?.
Off to the clinic with Lee and me
To start more meds; to start an I.V.
Then home, home again.
Waiting.
Debating. 
Tag's final lightning storm struck about four.
Now Tag's at rest. Tag suffers no more. 
Lee and I, we'll be fine...But...
We're sure going to miss our
red and white mutt. 
Very special friend to both or 
us, and to everyone he met.  
Rest in Peace, Tag.  You were a
good, good friend
 TAG
written by Dr. Brady on the morning 
we lost him
December 27, 2005 - July 18, 2018

Pet food recalls over Salmonella, Listeria contamination.  Not only do we have to worry about illnesses in pets, but also children in the home.  Contamination has been linked to 2 illnesses in children and at least 6 reports of pet illness, with 1 kitten dying.  One of two sickened children developed septicemia and osteomyelitis from Salmonellosis linked to their pet's food. 
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